alternatives

Sep 04, 2008

Lombard Odier sought US value managers for European and global funds, preferring their more dogged approach to the investment style. The bank has also shown the industry how to make solid distribution partnerships, writes Nick Fitzpatrick ...

Aug 11, 2008

ETFs have given investors simple access to a wide range of assets. But private equity and hedge funds are proving a challenge for providers, reports Angele Spiteri Paris ...

Aug 04, 2008

Nick Fitzpatrick looks at the growth in alternative indices and finds how innovation will help asset managers compete against investment banks to provide structured products ...

Jun 25, 2008

Battered by the credit crunch, Europe’s real estate players are increasingly looking at cross-border property investment. Fiona Rintoul sees the plus points of assembling an international portfolio – as well as the pitfalls ...

Jun 25, 2008

There is a tendency to see alpha as just another word for active management. But Angele Spiteri Paris finds alpha is about more than just beating a benchmark return ...

Jun 03, 2008

Jean-Baptiste de Franssu (pictured, and interviewed before FundForum Barcelona) tells Angele Spiteri Paris that regaining lost assets is a priority after the sub-prime damage. But stunted open architecture, churning by funds of funds and a lack of DC take-up are major challenges ...

Jun 03, 2008

UBS’s asset management business has had a difficult few months. But there are signs of support from its critical Swiss investor base, finds Nick Fitzpatrick

 

Apr 15, 2008

Last month NIKLAS TELL acknowledged that his column has tended to focus more on
traditional funds than on alternatives. Considering the continued
turbulence, he maintains, it does indeed make sense to continue casting the net
slightly wider ...

Apr 15, 2008

Fund launches in the first quarter of the year reflect an effort by the industry to provide diversification and alpha. The launches take place as managers come under increased pressure to offer alpha funds at a lower cost, says Nick Fitzpatrick ...

Apr 14, 2008

Swift is pioneering the automation of OTC derivatives transactions but a number of asset managers are not joining the scheme. Instead they are saving costs by using their custodians to link into the Swift network. Nik Pratt looks at the implications ...

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